Interpreter Program Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Interpreter Certification Program.

How to Register

Registration is free. To register with the Interpreter Certification Program, fill out the appropriate form and mail it to:

Interpreter Certification Program
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts 
1515 Market St., Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102.

or email the Interpreter Certification Program at

Sign Language Interpreters

American Sign Language interpreters who wish to work in the Pennsylvania judicial system must comply with the following requirements:

  • Be certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) or the Texas Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). 
  • Provide proof of RID, NAD or BEI certifications, including a copy of certificates and a valid proof of active membership or a letter from RID, NAD or BEI certifying the results of the proficiency exams and status. 
  • Hold a relevant RID, NAD or BEI certificate for legal interpretation as determined by the Court Administrator and the regulations (see interpreter certification table link below) 
  • Be registered and in good standing with Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) 

Candidates must attend a combined Foreign and Sign Language interpreter orientation and pass the multiple choice portion of the English written exam. Deaf interpreters who are CDIs must only attend the orientation. RID awards continuing education credits for attending. To register with the program, please complete the applicable form above. For more information about the orientation, please visit the orientation workshop page. For more information about the written exam and CDI requirements, please visit the written exam page.

Special Accommodation

If you require special accommodation because of a disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please print and complete the Request for Accommodation and Document of Accommodation forms and mail them with your registration form. Every effort is made to accommodate reasonable requests.